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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
in sterling, virginia, outside of washington, house republicans unveiled their plan to change washington. >> stop, stop out of control spending and actually reduce the size of our government. >> reporter: borrowing the concept from t 1994 contract with america that helped sweep them to power, the republicans plge to america promises to repeal the new health care law, and replace it with a smaller plan. make the bush tax cuts permanent for all taxpayers, cut congress' operating budget and freeze spending at 2008 levels, cutting $100 billion per year. but republicans were forced to acknowledge today when they acally had power they didn't always live up to their own ideals. >> listen, when republicans were in charge of congress, we made our fair share of mistakes i think we've demonstrated that republicans have heard the american people. >> reporter: democrats ripped the pledge to america as nothing morehan barely warmed over ideas from the bush years. >> if this is implemented, what we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: back in new york, even in front o
karl, abc news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the delt pent and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a crime, asking a lover and a friend to kill her husband and step-son to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the rage of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who vot
in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are here to tell you today that we have been listening, and we've heard you. >> reporter: in
. but watch west virginia and connecticut. they'll still be in play. >> they're all dominos. if castle were there, republicans wouldn't have to spend a dime there and they could move it to connecticut. >> and west virginia. >> and to west virginia and to wisconsin. now they're pinned down there, pinned down in nevada in races they should have already put in their winning column. >> still ahead, elizabeth warren will be here. later, former president bill clinton. but first, willie, what do you have next? >>> tina mentioned jon stewart. we'll see jon stewart visiting bill o'reilly last night. they're playing a home and home series. also last night, joaquin phoenix returns to the scene of the crime. 18 months ago he came on bearded and mumbling. cleaned himself up for letterman last night. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i d
gathering in virginia yesterday, president obama touted the new provisions and called out republicans who threatened to repeal the law. . >>> right now there is a political debate going on about should we maybe repeal the health care act or, you know, because this is part of big government and you've heard the republican leader in the house saying that's going to be one of our priorities chipping away at the health care act. why would you want to repeal something that congressional budget office says is going to save us a trillion dollars if you're serious about the deficit? it doesn't make sense. i mean it makes sense in terms of politics. and polls. it doesn't make sense in terms of actually making people's lives better. >>> later he will address the u.n. assembly to emphasize efforts his administration is making to promote peace and strengthen global ties. according to the white house, the president also expected to focus on u.s. efforts to restart the global economy to combat al qaeda and to pursue peace in the middle east. meanwhile, in new york city last night the president attended
is there, outside of d.c., sterling, virginia, this morning. a lot of what's in the pledge seems to be classic republican ideas that we've heard for some time now, years, as a meat of fact, anything new in here? >> reporter: well, i think what's new and what's most interesting is the way that house republicans are trying to make the tea parties voters, especially understand that they are trying to listen to them. i think we have some examples of points that i saw were clear indications that they were trying to reach out. little things. for example, weekly votes on spending cuts. a pledge to cut congress's budget. a net hiring freeze of nonsecurity federal employees. and a vote on every regulation costing more than $100 million. those, each of those, is a nod to the idea that many in the base, you know, you hear republicans talking about this rebellion. rebellion is in large part about spending. so these are little things that the house republicans say they will try to do to address that. in addition to that there are some items in here that address the whole idea at that governme
, virginia. house republicans nouncing a plan to -- announcing a plan to repeal the law. they would replace the law, in their words with a set of smaller changes to the system. >>> democrats. the nation's health secretary announcing new provisions. including allowing college students to stay on their parents' insurance, after graduation, until the age of 26. also, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to those with preexisting health conditions. as for the push to help the health care law, republicans have picked up on this issue as a weapon for the campaigns. >> the policies coming out of washington are creating massive uncertainty for job creators on the american people are suffering as a result. >> reporter: republicans are calling their 2010 version of contract with america. it's a pledge to america. and it includes this call to repeal the six-month-old landmark health reform law. live in washington, scott mcfarlane. >>> some are looking for key ways to get around the healthcare reform. anthem blue cross and aetna will no longer sell single insurance policies for childre
-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named newt gingrich did six years ago with his contract with america, convince the american people republicans deserve to run congress. their updated plan, a pledge to america focuses on five major areas, jobs, government spending, health care, national security and reforming congress. >> the president's been fond of playing class warfare politics, preying on the emotions of fear and envy might make for good politics but it's divisive and rotten economics. >> democratic house speaker, nancy pelosi said in a statement the pledge to america shows republicans want to return to the same failed economic policies that hurt millions of americans and threatened our economy. republicans pledge if they win control of congress, they will, among other things, make the bush tax cuts permanent, hold weekly votes on spending cuts and repeal and replace the presid
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